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Name : Dr. Ruchira Bhattacharya
Education : M.Phil, Ph. D (The Public Distribution System and Household Welfare in India),
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Experience : Sep. 2011- Dec. 2015 Research Assistant, Project “A Changing Country and a changing Village: Growth and
Development in India and in Palanpur over Six Decades” (CSH-Delhi and LSE, UK);
Email : ruchirab.nird[at]
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Areas of Specialisation

Food security, nutrition, gender Issues in Rural Development, social protection for women and other vulnerable sections, impact assessment for social interventions, cost analysis of social interventions.

Professional Affiliation


Publications/articles/cases/reviews (Numbers)

International – 01

National – 05


Current research

  1. Sinha Dipa, Bhattacharya Ruchira (ongoing work), “Understanding Female Employment through a Village Survey” [Presented at 15th National Conference on Women’s Studies, University of Madras, Chennai, 22-25 January, 2017
  2. Sinha Dipa, Bhattacharya Ruchira, “Human Development Outcomes in Palanpur”, Manuscript under revision
  3. Omaid Najmuddin, Xiangzheng Deng , Bhattacharya Ruchira “The Dynamics of Land Use/Cover and the Statistical Assessment of Cropland Change Drivers in Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan”, Manuscript under revision
  4. Bidhubhusan Mahapatra and Bhattacharya Ruchira “"Measuring vulnerability among female sex workers in India using a multidimensional framework" (the "Work"), Manuscript under revision
  5. ‘The Public Distribution System in India: An in-kind Transfer Scheme’, [Presented in International Workshop on Social Protection in Global South: Differences and Commonalities, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios sobre Cultura y Sociedad, 14th – 15th June, 2016, Cordoba, Argentina.]


National – 8

International - 3

Trainings Conducted

Invited Talks / Presentations

Honours / Awards:

  1. BIARI Research Seed Grant 2015, [Brown International Advanced Research Institute 2015] for project entitled "Social Protection in Global South: Differences and Commonalities"
  2. Graduated from BIARI 2015 [Brown International Advanced Research Institute 2015]
  1. The Ruddar Datt Memorial Award for best paper at 55th ISLE Conference, 16-18th December, JNU, New Delhi
  1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Junior Research Fellowship in Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences (2008) [availed from August, 2009 to July, 2011]
  2. University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test in Geography (2008)
  1. UGC Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders in Post-graduation (2007-09).
  2. Gold Medal (University Gold Medal) for the First Rank in University in Graduation (Geography) (2007).

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